Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel is the founder and chair of the New York Landmarks50 Alliance, chairperson of the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center and Chair of the New York State Council on the Arts, serving all 62 counties.  She is also a commissioner of the American Battle Monuments Commission, and a director of the Trust for the National Mall. She served as the first director of the Office of Cultural Affairs of New York City, and is the longest-serving commissioner of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.